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What is an Ambivert?

Six signs that you are an ambivert.

By Ha Le SaPublished about a month ago 5 min read
What is an Ambivert?
Photo by Karim MANJRA on Unsplash

There is peaceful , There is wild

I am both at the same time.

Before reading this article, you may have read too much about introvert and extrovert personality types to find yours. Maybe it left you confused because you came across that you have some traits from each personality type. It means that you have a unique personality that is known as ambivert. It might be possible that many of you may not have heard the term ambivert before, so many people are familiar with the terms introvert and extrovert from Myers Briggs personality types. Everyone knows that an extrovert is more energized when being around other people and reaching out to others to talk about their issues. On the other hand, an introvert feels enthusiastic while spending time alone and prefers to do things on their own.

Ambiversion is a mixture of both introversion and extroversion. An ambivert falls on the middle of the scale of introversion and extroversion and is half extrovert and half introvert. Ambivert has the tendencies of both introversion and extroversion, making them a flexible person. Sometimes, they are as loud as a radio and sometimes as quiet as a sunrise. An ambivert can adapt to particular situations because they are better at communicating with others on a deeper level. An ambivert may experience boredom as a result of extended isolation, as well as excessive exhaustion as a result of prolonged social activity.

If you are a person who cherishes every moment, whether you are out in a gathering or at home alone reading a book, you might be an ambivert. There are some signs of being an ambivert:

Fixed solitude

Do you enjoy spending your time in complete solitude? Do you desire to spend some time alone after a few hours of social activity? Introverts are famous for social isolation as they keep their privacy checked and follow their passions independently. Ambiverts are more social than introverts but less than extroverts. Ambiverts are known as “social introverts” because they like the energy at social gatherings, but eventually, they step back into their loneliness after spending some time in public. They have limited solitude and can be the life of the party every time they want. Numerous ambiverts camouflage for extended periods, like introverts. They divide their time according to their choice; they spend their half time enjoying with people and devour the other half floating into their thoughts and ideas independently.

Situations specific personality

Are you an active and vibrant person in a crowd and reserved at home? Do your qualities transform according to the environment you are in? An ambivert personality is condition-specific. In simple words, a real ambivert can switch between different personalities. They have an extremely adaptable personality as they can behave like an introvert or an extrovert, according to the situation they are in their environment dictates how they have to behave. Being an ambivert means an adaptive and amazing blend of introversion and extroversion. Speaking and listening at a perfect time are valuable weapons for winning in different social situations. An ambivert is able to act flexibly in various circumstances, often understanding when to speak and when to listen. Speaking and listening at a perfect time are valuable weapons for winning in different social situations.

Balanced talks

Extroverts prefer to talk more and introverts like to observe and listen. But ambiverts know when to speak up and when to listen. Introverts pay close attention to the point of view of others and are excellent listeners, while extroverts are straightforward and outspoken. Extroverts have exceptional communication skills, as they can easily express their feelings in their speech and conduct. An ambivert is familiar with both the mentioned methods of communication; they can freely communicate with their emotions like an extrovert and have the attentive listening skills of an introvert. The little conversation does not disturb an ambivert, though they also love serious talks. Ambiverts are well-known as the best chatterers, instead of extroverts who always request too much concentration and introverts who demand too little. Being an ambivert, you land in the best position on the scale that is in the middle, getting the best of both introversion and extroversion.

Selective friendship

Introverts and extroverts create friendships in many contrasting ways. Introverts keep a small group of close friends with whom they have a deeper level of connection. It means that introverts know too much about only a few people. They make firm friendships that stay strong for years while facing difficulties and solving problems together. On the other hand, extroverted people create opposing types of social circles as they have a lot of so-called- friends. Extroverts are a part of many friend groups but spend little time bonding with each friend because it is impossible to know about a large number of people at a more in-depth level. An ambivert is a friend of a diverse range of people, the same as extroverts. They join several friend groups. Being an ambivert, you may have many friends and always try your best to connect with more people on a deeper level.

Unique style of work

Extroverts like to work with a group of people and introverts prefer to work alone at their own pace. Introverts are infamous solo workers who do their most satisfactory work independently without any interruption by the public. They make their schedule according to their choice and work consequently. Introverts may disappear into group work, rarely expressing their opinions even if they are the most knowledgeable people in the room. Extroverts feel confident in a group of people and have no issue saying their hearts out. Extroverts are perfect coworkers who can fill any group with more enthusiasm, friendliness, and productivity. If extroverts have to work by themselves, they may not feel motivated, their energy disappears, and their productivity decreases. As an ambivert, you can perform excellently in different circumstances because an ambivert is a person who can encourage and uplift themselves, appreciate the charm of independent work, and also find no difficulty with working for a large group and presenting their ideas. That is why an ambivert is always good leader because they give importance to the choices of others and make everyone feel listened to, not scared of the limelight, and not afraid of the dark either.

Healthy doubt

Introverts are suspicious of most people, so it takes a long time to reach their trust level, while extroverts trust others too quickly and often pay the price for their trust. An ambivert knows when to trust or when to not. Unlike introverts, an ambivert knows that people are not always what they seem, but that doubting attitude has a limitation.

In short, the play is completely about keeping an introverted soul the body of an extrovert. Ambiverts have lots of outstanding qualities that have their pros and cons. No matter where you land on the personality spectrum, taking the time to explore the way you act and interact can help enhance your private and professional strengths.

Summary in a beautiful piece,

I am an extrovert but more likely an ambivert,

I have many friends but still sometimes prefer to talk with the moon and stars,

I like to be surrounded by a chirpy tribe and sometimes by a silent vibe.

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  • Andrea Corwin 4 months ago

    After reading this, I think I’m an introverted ambivert! I worked alone for 20+ years needing basically no supervision, only guidance on occasion. I can be extroverted for short periods but it exhausts me. I like quiet alone time in nature. What a great article!!

  • An interesting article. I kept seeing it and meant to find out more. Now I have. Thank you . Sometimes I need solitude and sometimes engagement

  • Amethyst Champagne4 months ago

    I learned a couple of years ago that I am an ambivert after thinking I was introverted most of my life. And I thrive mentally/emotionally when I have both social and alone time. However, I'm still working on my social skills. ;)

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